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Location Ideas for your Brand Photos


As you begin planning your brand photo session, it’s key to think about location ideas for your brand photos. What’s the story of your brand? How can you choose a location that will compliment it?


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You’ve reached out to your favorite brand photographer (us, hopefully?! :)) and now it’s time to start thinking about location ideas for your brand photos! You’ve likely spent countless hours thinking about the story of your brand. Your brand photos should really just help drive that story home. Choosing the right location shouldn’t feel complicated or overwhelming – and we can help you.

If you have a studio or storefront, it’s a great idea to start there! But, if you’re someone who works from home, bouncing around from sofa to dining table, or you just simply don’t have a space you’d love to show off, this list can help!

Here are some of our favorite location ideas for your brand photos.

Rent a local cabin or STR!

Websites like Peerspace & Home Studio List have some great options! You can also connect with your favorite local STRs directly on Instagram or the preferred way of contact listed there or on their direct websites (just don’t reach out via Airbnb or VRBO). Many of them have hourly rental rates & would love to book directly for things like this! Ask us about our favorites in the Fairplay, Alma, and Breckenridge areas!

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Haute Haus

And – a fun announcement we’ll officially be sharing the details on soon: our personal home will be available for hourly rentals for our Basecamp clients starting this Summer 2024. Exact dates TBD. Think Mountain Modern Aframe with pops of earthy colors, endless natural light, & aesthetic in every direction! We’ll be offering hourly (2 minimum) & half and full day rentals. Lodging & trades for stays will not be available – because we live there. Just to put that out there from the very beginning. 🙂

Head to your favorite trail. Or backyard!

Colorado is just bursting with beautiful trails and outdoor locations. Think about your favorite spot! If you’re looking for something similar, but also offers privacy and the ability to use chairs, props, etc – each of these following images were shot during sessions on our property outside of Fairplay!

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Remain Unedited Apparel

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Buttnski

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Pine & Peak

Think outside of the box.

Often times, we can really play with the camera & make a meh location magical! These photos were taken in Heather’s garage. She created a faux kitchen, we positioned near the open door for the best light, and look what we created!

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Photographed for Middlefork Farmhouse. Sourdough in thanks to Bristlecone Bakeshop.

Check with the local coffee shop.

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One of the easiest spots is your favorite local coffee shop! We personally love The Crown and Unravel Coffee in Gravity Haus, both in Breckenridge! Plan your session during a quieter time – we love weekday mornings – and make sure you’re respectful of everyone else there enjoying their brews.


Which location idea is your favorite? What would you add to this list?

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Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you looking for a creative storytelling team for your business? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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Alex & Cody’s Breckenridge Distillery Wedding


Alex & Cody’s Breckenridge Distillery wedding proves that traditional wedding venues aren’t the only places to host an amazing wedding day!


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We first bonded with Alex & Cody over living in the same area (us in Fairplay, and them in Alma!). You may remember their sun-kissed engagement session in our meadow – see it here!

Alex shared that they were planning a winter Breckenridge Distillery wedding, and we were so stoked! Venues like the Distillery are such a great option for outside-of-the-box wedding locations. You totally don’t need a traditional venue to host a beautiful wedding day!

Weddings + whiskey, amiright?

We loved spending their beautiful bohemian winter wedding day with them, and are now so happy to share it with you!

They hoped for for a snowy winter day, and they sure got it! The flakes fell gently, providing a fresh white blanket across the mountains. It was everything they hoped for.

The wintery Breckenridge Distillery wedding of our dreams. Take a look!


Photographer: Us! Basecamp Visual
Floral: Garden of Eden
Hair + Makeup: Weemala Breck
Bridal Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Catering: Breckenridge Distillery
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Breckenridge Distillery
Cake: Mom’s Baking Company


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you searching for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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She Asked Him! Surprise Proposal Photos


You’ll obsess over these surprise proposal photos! In the most magical of sessions our sweet meadow has ever hosted, Tierney asked John to marry her!


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I don’t think I’ve ever been more nervous for a session than I was for Tierney & John’s surprise proposal photos. THE NERVES.

When Tierney first reached out, she said, “He thinks I want a big wedding. I’m ready to marry him and don’t care about a big wedding, so I am hoping to put together a surprise proposal in the mountains for me to propose to him!”

Um, okay deal. After my heart stopped racing, I immediately emailed back with several “oh my goshes” and we sealed the deal.

Throughout all the planning & chatting about her ideas, I quickly grew to adore Tierney, admiring her deep love for John, and her gumption to go after what she wants.

We talked about ideal locations, and when Tierney sent over example photos from our very own meadow, I was floored! You mean to tell me that a couple is going to get engaged on our property?! A space that is so incredibly special to us is something we get to share with others – I’ll never get over it!

I’m so SO excited to share these. Such a sweet moment. I especially love the one where John looked over at me and said “DID YOU KNOW?!” You’ll know exactly which shot I’m talking about. 🙂

Still wiping the tears, am I right? Here’s what Tierney had to say about working with us!

Check out her galleries her work speaks for itself, but what her photos won’t show you right away is how absolutely amazing Shanna is. Not only are the photos everything we could have dreamed of, but she helped pull off the biggest surprise proposal. I had the whole cover story planned but really needed her help to sell it to my very skeptical boyfriend. She went above and beyond to fake a giveaway announcement that we won a fall couples photography session and kept the ruse going up until the very moment. My (now) fiancé couldn’t believe the surprise we pulled off. Her communication was great, her fees competitive with others in the area, and she had a full sneak peak to us within 24 hours. 100/10 recommend.

-Tierney

The good just keeps on flowing.

Here’s another favorite from our meadow! Okay okay, and here’s one more.


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) engagement session? Are YOU ready to pop the question? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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5 Ways to Create a Personalized Engagement Photoshoot


Having your pictures taken should be FUN! And it should feel like YOU. Here are 5 ways to plan for & create a personalized engagement photoshoot!


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Let’s talk about how to plan for a personalized engagement photoshoot!

If you’ve never had your photos professionally captured before, it can be nerve-wracking for sure.

“What do I do with my hands?”
“How should we dress?”
“What if we look awkward together?”
“How can we make sure we actually look like ourselves in our photos?”

So many thoughts can rush through your minds, but I’d love to assure you of 4 things:

  1. I never know what to do with my hands when I’m having my photo taken either. Luckily, I’m way better behind the camera than in front of it, and I can help you feel natural!
  2. If you dress in what you’re comfortable in, you’ll certainly feel your best.
  3. You don’t look awkward. I promise. Everyone says this and it’s true for exactly nobody. 🙂
  4. And finally – let’s chat about ways to personalize your fall engagement photoshoot to make sure your photos feel like you.

Are you ready to plan your engagement photoshoot? Here are a few tips we want to share to help you make sure it your photos feel completely like YOU.

Coordinate your outfits.

The ultimate prop – what you’re wearing! I really only try to steer couples away from big logos on clothing, but aside from that, wear what makes you feel like you! Is that a button up & sweater? Bright colors? Your favorite dress & his newest tie? Cowboy boots, UGGS – whatever it may be. Coordinate your colors & come knowing that you won’t be uncomfortable in something you’d never otherwise wear.

Bring along a matching blanket.

What better to snuggle in, right? I loved this Pendleton one June & Sean brought along!

Don’t forget your favorite drinks!

A favorite drink or two can calm the nerves a bit, AND be really fun for photos! Think champagne pop or a beer explosion. And remember – of course they don’t have to be alcoholic. We can mix up you fave mocktails, too!

Consider something extra – like a picnic with your customized charcuterie board!

It makes for the cutest photos AND ensures you don’t get too hangry halfway through. 🙂

Let yourselves be silly!

Julie & Sean are so much fun together – and not at all afraid to laugh & be silly. This is who they are, so it only makes sense that their photos together reflect it!

What fun engagement session personalization idea would you add to the list?

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Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge (or other amazing places) engagement session? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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You’ll Love this Library Themed Winter Wedding


Tessa + Tyler love books. We love books. And whether you love books or not, you’re sure to love their library themed winter wedding at the gorgeous Manor House outside of Denver!


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Tessa & Tyler (affectionately known as T&T) are total book nerds. Which obviously means they’re the best kind of people. They went all in for their library themed winter wedding and we are still obsessing over it!

Neither one of us are good at the whole “just pick something and move on,” and one of the things that we have in common is that when we choose to do something, it has to be meaningful and it has to be done “right.” So, when the two of us, old souls and type-A personalities both, a teacher and a lawyer, came together to find something that was meaningful to both of us, we immediately knew literature had to be a part of it. Books were one of the very first things we connected on, and we spent countless dates in coffee houses reading, or reading in the outdoors, or just hanging out reading together wherever. Libraries were our favorite places- both of us had early memories of days spent in libraries and being read to by our parents. And, for both of us, books had a profound impact on the people we became.

We knew this was the correct choice because when we started talking about having a literary themed wedding and brainstorming how we would do it, it was something that we would discuss with giddy excitement, fantasizing about how we could share our love of literature with friends and family, while still conveying a creativeness that was uniquely ours. 

Tessa & Tyler

They found the perfect locations for their incredible vision.

We won’t claim to be experts in indoor church weddings. In fact, we so rarely ever photograph ceremonies indoors at all! BUT, if we’re going to book a church wedding, we might as well go all out with the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Downtown Denver. Such gorgeous architecture. The photos truly speak for themselves.

The rest of Tessa & Tyler’s library themed winter wedding day was hosted at The Manor House. A gorgeous venue on 6 acres in the foothills, there isn’t a more ideal venue for the style of wedding Tessa so perfectly planned! Highly recommend if you’re looking for something super classic & timeless.

Would you consider a themed wedding?

T&T went all out with the library theme – stamped library cards for their place cards & invites from Posted Fete; books (the classics & some newer titles!) from their personal collection; a different set of book ends on each table. It was magical. We made sure to get a series of portraits in the Manor House library – it was completely Vogue.

Here’s how T&T created their program & invites, as well as their amazing table themes! They even included extra “something’ something’s” for their wedding party – Shakespeare themed!

So, after establishing this, we went all in, pulling out all the stops. We even selected a wedding venue that had a small library in it! Our wedding program was a Plot Diagram, our wedding invites were library card inserts, and our tables and guests would be organized according to (an adapted version of) the Dewey Decimal system. Because we had such a specific vision, we didn’t feel comfortable handing it off to a wedding planner, so we devoted every weekend for about six months to the planning and preparation of it. We knew we would have around 140 people, so we each got to pick 6 table “themes,” and some we created together- for example, both Tyler and I have a deep and abiding love for Shakespeare, so the head table would obviously be a Shakespeare themed table called “To Thine Own Spouse Be True.” We found Shakespeare book ends and trinkets and picked out a specific Shakespeare play to gift to every member of our wedding party. We scavenged countless secondhand book dealers for unique versions of his plays, so the books could also serve as center pieces (we worked with the florist to get flowers that would complement the books displayed on each table). Then, we wrote a note to every member of the wedding party in “their” book, and finished it off with our own library due date ink stamp that said “From the Library of TnT.” And so, this continued for months. Every weekend we would try to knock out one table. Once we got the books home, we wrote messages in the books explaining their significance for whomever brought the book home and finished it off with our library stamp. 

Tessa & Tyler

We loved spending their beautiful library themed winter wedding with them, and we are so happy to FINALLY share it with you!

Obsessed with their film!

In conclusion, here’s what Tessa & Tyler had to say about perfectly executing a themed wedding day.

What was most special about this process were two things. First, we had so much fun together. I feel like often weddings can bring out the worst in people, and can be the cause of disagreements and arguments, but for us, every weekend was like we were setting off on an adventure where we would get to know and fall in love with each other even more. Inevitably, we would return home with more than 10 books, books just for our own library, and to this day, I am not sure if the wedding or the book hunt is a more special memory. Second, we love sharing books with people we love, so to be able to give our wedding guests a unique, meaningful gift at our wedding was our dream come true. No two books were the same, and we encouraged our guests to walk around from table to table, browsing as if they were in the library, and to take home a book that looked intriguing to them. So, if they were sitting at the “Ice (nine) Ice (nine), Baby” table (or a table devoted to Kurt Vonnegut who we both love), they didn’t have to pick one of his books, and were instead free to take home a book from any table. It warmed our hearts when we saw how our loved ones jumped in with such enthusiasm, for example, when we saw my 90-year-old grandfather toting around the enormous Truman book by David Mccullough, even though he had not been seated at that table. In the end, only two books were left even though we had 140 books all told, and only 120 people showed up. We were so happy we could share something so deeply personal by gifting each guest a present that would (hopefully) become more than a trinket on a shelf. 

To this day, we reflect on our wedding and say how amazingly perfect it was, and how we wouldn’t change a single thing. We still have people that tell us how incredible our wedding was because it was such a reflection of who we are, or we even have guests reach out for photos or ideas, because “I told my niece about your wedding, and now that’s what she wants to do!” Now, I love to look back at that day through the beautiful photos Dave and Shanna took, always silently blessing them for capturing all the little details, so I will never forget that day. My only regret is that I can’t live in that day forever. 

Tessa & Tyler

What an amazing winter wedding! Take a look! Manifesting even more days like this. Ya hear, Universe?


Photo & Video: Us! Basecamp Visual
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Florals: Plum Sage Flowers
HMU: The Haut Haus
Dress: The Lovely Bride
Cape: Michal Meyer
Paper Goods: Posted Fete
Planning: The Bride!
Pies: Colorado Cherry Company
Reception Venue: The Manor House
Band: Diamond Empire Band


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography team run by us, a husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Colorado (or other amazing places) intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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